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ecosystem

core concept

TermDefinition
weather is the condition of the air and sky at a certain time.
climate is the average weather of a place over many years.
precipitation is water that falls to the ground as rain,snow,sleet,or hail.
temperature is a measure of how hot or cold the air is.
polar zone also known as the high latitudes and very cold
tropics low latitudes and it is usually hot
temperate zones middle latitudes and have 4 seasons
altitude is the height above sea level
water cycle is the movement of water from earths surface into the atmosphere and back
evaporation is the process in which a liquid changes into a gas
intertropical convergence zone is the area of rising air near the equator
tropical cyclone is an intense rainstorm with strong winds that forms over the oceans in the tropics
hurricane is a cyclone that forms over the atlantic ocean
tornado is a swirling funnel of wind that can 300 miles per hour.
tropical wet climates combine hot temperatures and heavy rainfall year-round
tropical wet and dry climates are climates with a wet season in summer and a dry season in winter
humid subtropical climates have year-round precipitation with mild winters and hot summers
maritime climates are wet year-round,with mild winters and cool summers
tundra climates have cool summers and bitterly cold,dry winters.
semiarid dry climates and arid or very dry.
arid dry climates or very dry
subarctic climates have limited precipitation,cool summers, and very cold winters
deciduos tree trees that lose their leaves in the fall
coniferous tree are trees that produce cones to carry seeds
savanna is a park-like landscape of grasslands with scattered trees that can survive dry spells
ecosystem is a group of plants and animals that depend on each other and enviroment.
Created by: blazin
 

 



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